Cornwall Airport Newquay is taking being a good neighbour to new heights by choosing Cornwall Air Ambulance as its charity of the year.
Workers at the airport chose to raise money for the lifesaving charity during a staff vote which saw Cornwall Air Ambulance come out on top.
Jackie Southon, the charity’s Head of Income Generation said: “Both organisations have worked closely together for many years due to the fact Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters is located at the end of the airport’s runway. We’re now taking that relationship to new heights and we’re very grateful to all the Cornwall Airport Newquay staff who voted for us to be their charity of the year.
“This is also an opportunity for Cornwall Air Ambulance to reach visitors to the county who use the airport but who may not have supported the charity in the past. We’ll have collection jars dotted throughout the terminal and we’ll be carrying out charity collections to raise money during the year. Airport staff will also take on the 30 for 30 fundraising challenge to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance during the charity’s 30th anniversary this year.”
Al Titterington, Cornwall Airport Newquay’s Managing Director, added: “We’re proud to be supporting the Cornwall Air Ambulance as our charity of the year. The air ambulance provides an essential service for both Cornish locals and visitors to the county.
“The fact that this partnership coincides with the 30th anniversary of the air ambulance service is an added bonus and we hope that this initiative will bring even more attention to the wonderful work that they do throughout the year.”
Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest growing airport in the UK with more than 60,000 passengers passing through the terminal in July 2017 alone. It flies to destinations throughout the UK and Europe, including London, Faro, Frankfurt, Dublin and Alicante.
Cornwall Air Ambulance flies more than 700 lifesaving missions each year to people in urgent need of medical care. It does not receive any government funding for these missions and relies on the generosity of the people and businesses of Cornwall to keep flying and saving lives.”
To find out more about supporting Cornwall Air Ambulance, including the 30 for 30 fundraising challenge, visit cornwallairambulancetrust.org.
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Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is the charity that fundraises to operate the helicopter emergency medical service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Every year our helicopter responds to around 700 emergency calls for help and is on-scene at an incident in an average of just 12 minutes. The helicopter can reach patients in any part of Cornwall, significantly reducing the time taken to get seriously ill patients the treatment they need – in hospital or on-scene. t costs £3m per year to operate this service, and with no National Lottery or direct government funding, the charity relies on the generosity of the people and businesses of Cornwall.